Category Archives: Strange moments in Kelli performance

STAND UP STANDING UP AND OTHER RED AND BLACK

ALL NEW SHOW!

STAND UP STANDING UP AND OTHER RED AND BLACK

Kelli Dunham is everyone’s favorite ex-nun genderqueer nerd comic and now she is celebrating her knee replacement the only way she knows how to deal with difficulty: making comedy about it.

You’ll learn what her knee was replaced with (hint: not, as you might think, with a Diet Mountain Dew filled implant), what happened when her super queer Brookyn support team met her super Midwestern mother, and five gender-larious mix-ups in the hospital.

With special guest comic superstar Red Durkin!

Sliding scale advance tickets now available, 8-15 bucks here. If you need the scale to slide lower, no problem, email kellidunham@gmail.com.

More info and RSVP on the facebook event page.

PS To celebrate Facebook banning the event jpeg Kelli created to promote the event, we’ll be giving numbered, autographed prints of the close up of Kelli’s incision to the first five people in the door.

SQUARER

 

They were just trying to be nice. Really they were.

RANDOM SHIT I SAY ON STAGE: COMEDY/THERAPY FINE LINE DIVISION

It’s time for another installment of RANDOM SHIT I SAY ON STAGE, even though, um, this is first one. And might be the last. We’ll see.

Recently my ex-therapist started dating my room-mate. Which is not the punchline. Or even particularly surprising. They processed it with me about a million times and were totally fair blah blah. What is is interesting about this (besides the neverending adventure in overlap that is NYCqueerbrooklynqueerlife) is a friend asked me why it didn’t bother me. And it’s simple: my therapist doesn’t know anything I don’t already say to a room full of drunk strangers. With a mic in my hand. Hopefully, my therapist’s feedback is pretty different (especially from that chick who yelled “your therapist wants to kill herself” at a Rainbow Mountain gig) . Also, let’s hope I’m funnier on stage than in therapy.

But the same subject matter.

Which brings me to the bit about RANDOM SHIT I SAY ON STAGE. It happened at the Rapier Wit Comedy show, one of the very few mainstream comedy club shows I will do and a very good time. The crowd, for the love of mike, was almost completely straight. And they were sweet compassionate people. So of course I couldn’t resist teasing them about their desire to adopt me instead of laughing at.

Because you know we can’t have straight people being nice to us. That, apparently will ruin the whole thing.

They were just trying to be nice. Really they were.

They were just trying to be nice. Really they were.

Anyway you can listen to the whole thing, including 45 second of me messing around with the mic for no reason other than to raise tension in the room so the too kind crowd would laugh at me. It worked. Kind of.

LIVE FROM RAPIER WIT

Cats, Sex & Therapy

A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

Tuesday October 2nd at 7 pm

Recoup Lounge 210 Rivington St, New York, New York 10002

5-10 bucks sliding scale at door, no one turned away (cash OR credit)

Genderqueer ex-nun nerd comic Kelli Dunham is premiering an all new show and this time she’s concentrating on the things that keep her sane (as much as that claim can be made) therapy, cats and sex (not necessarily in that order).

MORGAN GOODE OPENS!

LULU CAPTIONS

MORE ABOUT KELLI
Kelli Dunham (kellidunham.com) is everyone’s favorite ex-nun genderqueer nerd comic. Kelli was one of Velvet Park Magazine’s 25 Significant Queer Women of 2011 and author of four books of humorous non-fiction, including two children’s books being used by Sonlight conservative home schooling association in their science curriculum.

Kelli has performed nationwide at LGBT pride events (Seattle, Long Beach CA, Rhode Island, Baltimore, Atlanta), colleges (University of Delaware, Penn State University, Smith College, Temple University, Colorado State University) and even the occasional livestock auction. Both her comedy CDs, “I am NOT a 12 Year Old Boy” and “Almost Pretty” are on regular rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio’s mainstream comedy station and she has appeared on Showtime and the Discovery Network.

Kelli was the winner of the 2007 Fresh Fruit Festival Award of Distinction for stand up comedy, although she has never before or since been called distinguished. Kelli recently returned from a 12 day, 10 city tour of the Southern States via Megabus which included a 2 AM encounter with a pick-up truck full of homophobes in a Montgomery Alabama Speedy Check Cashing Parking Lot and an even scarier encounter with Sarah Palin.

Proceeds from the show will go to help finish Freak of Nurture: Why Is The Fat One Always Angry, Kelli’s third CD.

If you’re going go, let us know on facebook event, huh?
HEY DO YOU WANT YOUR CAT TO BE PART OF THE PUBLICITY FOR THE SHOW? EMAIL KELLIDUNHAM@GMAIL.COM WITH A PHOTO OF YOUR CAT AND WHY THEY ARE AWESOME AND/OR ANNOYING!

I supposes I should make the same offer for people who love their therapist as well, huh?

MORE ABOUT MORGAN GOODE:
ABOUT MORGAN GOODE

A storyteller and photographer by trade, Morgan Goode has yet to find a way to make money for herself so she’s forced to have a day job doing online fundraising for non profits. She also has a savior complex and can never say no to a queer in need so the list of LGBT orgs she volunteers for is endless and she sits on the boards of BinetUSA and Queers for Economic Justice. One day she is going to make good on her threat to do a photo project on white tourists photographing homeless people of color. Her favorite pastimes include subverting the gaze, making people uncomfortably aware of their privilege and petting kitties. Goode is also an editor at large for Prettyqueer.com

And in addition, we’ll have info on CAT ADOPTION! Of course:

Joan Deraval Cats in the City (NYC)

SOME RECENT SPOKESCATS…

MIKU FINISHED

TESSA WITH CAPTIONSCRYSTAL WITH CAPTIONS

BOBBY JACK WITH CAPTIONS

DARBY WITH CAPTIONS

FRANK AND TINY WITH CAPTIONS

Nuns, and their underwear: ASK ME!

Kelli Dunham aka Sister Mercy

Okay folks, at the end of this month I will be bringing back BAD HABIT, the story of my disastrous time at as Missionary of Charity nun for two FINAL SHOWS. Seriously, this is it, I think I can safely bury this one.

To make it extra special and interesting, as part of the show I will be answering any and all questions that people have about nuns! Or at least my life as a nun…to the best of my ability. So here’s how it works. Ask me a question here, anything you’ve been wanting to know, about the life of a nun.

Yes, ask THAT question. About the nunderwear (term coined by my friend Stacy Bias) About particular friendships. About body fluids.

And then, I’ll answer each question, as thoroughly, and as entertainingly as I can AS PART OF THE SHOW. I’ll also include you in the acknowledgements in the show program!

And if you ask a question, and aren’t local and can’t come to the show, don’t worry. This will eventually be answered as part of a video blog. But you should definitely try and be there.

Bad Habit will be part of a Fresh Fruit Festival double bill with Elizabeth Whitney, one of my favorite performers, who will also be reprising her show called Skinny Isn’t Sexy, the shows we were doing when we first met!

So ask away right here! And please also RSVP for the 7/24 or 7.28 NYC show on facebook where you can find links to buy tickets, including group tickets for as few as six people, at a discount.

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